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Victoria Jr. is a collection of short stories about a bold young human girl who lives in a city of monsters and creatures.
Victoria Jr. is a collection of short stories about a bold young human girl who lives in a city of monsters and creatures.
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 Welcome to the Kickstarter for Victoria Jr.

This book (hopefully the first volume of many) is a collection of short stories about a bold, confident human girl adopted in to a loving family, of monsters. Victoria Jr. was named by The Monster, after his creator, Victor Frankenstein.  Her stories range from fantastical bedtime stories, meeting and helping create her new brother and her parents wedding. 

Pin-up (style exploration)
Pin-up (style exploration)

 Being the only human in a world of creatures and magical things might seem overwhelming to most, but not Victoria. She embraces her uniqueness and strives to create, like her father and her grandfather. The book will be approximately 64 pages in length, full color and initially softcover only. (Part of the stretch goals is to allow for backers to choose softcover or hardcover) The book Victoria Jr. was inspired by a local organization called Sally's House. Sally's House provides a safe place to live for over 300 children a year who've been removed from their parents, caregivers, or troubled homes. I wrote these stories about a little girl who is courageous and free to be herself in a safe loving home. Even if that home is is not typical.

 Why Kickstarter?
This is my 5th Kickstarter (3 previous successful and 1 not). I love this outlet. I have published books through Image Comics in the past and I loved it. But after using Kickstarter and interacting directly with the people who can make this possible it feels like a no-brainer to come back here. I'm not looking for money to live or to buy me stuff. I really enjoy self publishing books with all of you. It's invigorating and feels right. Putting my fate as a storyteller in your hands. I hope you continue reading and consider helping out!

What can you do?
You can back Victoria Jr. at any level you feel fits you. And share it everywhere. There is no better marketing than word-of-mouth. As you are all aware, books cost money to print and ship. I'm only asking for as much as I need to get this book printed and to cover shipping to all you fine people. Print costs, shipping and fees. If we raise more, then that is awesome. The book will only get better and I have many ideas for stretch goals that are designed to put more and better content in your hands.

We are in a new era of publishing that allows books to be created because of amazing people like you. I wouldn't want to publish any other way. 

Please look through the pledge levels below and enjoy the examples of the art from Victoria Jr. 

**If you would like to add extra copies of the book, simply add $10 to your pledge and please send me a message.** 

Work in progress mini-print set
Work in progress mini-print set

  Thanks for taking a look at Victoria Jr. Book One. With your support, I will be able to come back to Victoria's world again and again. 

Enjoy these extra examples of the various stories and art from the book.
Art style for Short story called "Frankie"
Art style for Short story called "Frankie"
Art style for short story called "Wrong side of the Bed"
Art style for short story called "Wrong side of the Bed"
Victoria's Family (possible Kickstarter Print)
Victoria's Family (possible Kickstarter Print)
Concept art of Victoria and her brother
Concept art of Victoria and her brother
Finished Inked pages for short story "Wrong side of the Bed"
Finished Inked pages for short story "Wrong side of the Bed"
Art style for short story called "Monster and Bride"
Art style for short story called "Monster and Bride"
Art Style for short story called "Adopted"
Art Style for short story called "Adopted"
Art style for short story called "Monster and Bride"
Art style for short story called "Monster and Bride"

 
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I'll be updating Victoria Jr. Tumblr.

Risks and challenges

This is my 5th Kickstarter. And with that it means that I've learned a TON over the past few years. The biggest lesson I've learned is to prepare ahead as best I can. After my last book took a few more months to deliver than promised I have done a LOT more pre-planning and I have all of the book laid out ready to finish. I know life can get in the way but I've put in place a streamlined production process for this book. I'm passionate to see this book in print and I can't wait to share it with you.

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    Get the full book in digital pdf version once the book is ready.

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    Early bird special!
    You get a signed printed book of Victoria Jr. And your name in the thank you section.

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    You get a signed printed book of Victoria Jr. And your name in the thank you section.

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    You get a signed printed book of Victoria Jr. And a set of four, 5x7 prints. As well as your name in the thank you section.

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    You get the Manny Trembley collection. If you haven't supported my previous Kickstarters you can now get Victoria Jr., Martin Monsterman and Under Where? as a bundle. All the books will be signed and your name in the thank you section. (This pledge level is ONLY for the 3 books.)(You can add $20 to the pledge to get the prints added in)

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    You get a signed printed book of Victoria Jr. And a set of four, 5x7 prints and a 11x14 Kickstarter exclusive print. As well as your name in the thank you section.

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    You get to design a monster that is in Victoria's 3rd grade class. You get to name the monster/creature as well as tell me (show me) what that monster looks like. (I'll draw the finished bust image) I will also send you the original 4x6 image I use for the art. You get a signed printed book of Victoria Jr. And a set of four, 5x7 prints and a 11x14 Kickstarter exclusive print. As well as your name in the thank you section.

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    You get a signed printed book of Victoria Jr. And a set of four, 5x7 prints, a 11x14 Kickstarter exclusive print. And a 8 x 10 black and white commissioned piece of art (your choice) and a Victoria Jr. shirt. (add $5 to the total for 2XXL or larger) As well as your name in the thank you section.

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    You get 2 signed printed books of Victoria Jr. And a set of four, 5x7 prints, a 11x14 Kickstarter exclusive print. And a 11 x 14 full color commissioned piece of art (your choice). And a Victoria Jr. shirt. As well as your name in the thank you section.

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    Help me create a 2 page short story to be included in the book. You get to pick the monster(s) that Victoria has an adventure with and help shape the short story. You can dedicate the short to someone you know (kids, parents, friends, etc.) You will also receive the original art for the short story. You get up to 4 signed printed books of Victoria Jr. And a set of four, 5x7 prints and a 11x14 Kickstarter exclusive print. As well as your name in the thank you section.

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